Legislation

This is where you’ll find our coverage and commentary on legislative proposals pending in Congress — ranging from tax reform to efforts to reduce the federal budget deficit — that would impact retirement savings in general, and 401(k) plans in particular. 

Legislation

Legislation

By Nevin Adams5/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation backing S-Corp employee stock ownership plans has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

By NAPA Net Staff5/8/2015 • 0 Comments

In testimony at a recent hearing held by the Rhode Island House Committee of Labor, the American Retirement Association expressed strong support for a bill that would establish a private-sector employer IRA program in the Ocean State. READ MORE

By NAPA Net Staff5/4/2015 • 0 Comments

A bipartisan bill to encourage the creation of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. READ MORE

By NAPA Net Staff4/27/2015 • 0 Comments

A new legislative proposal wouldn’t just require employers to offer a retirement plan — it would mandate employer contributions too.

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By Alisa Wolking4/20/2015 • 0 Comments

On April 15, the American Retirement Association joined with other industry stakeholders in releasing a statement to the Senate Finance Committee working group on Savings and Investment. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/13/2015 • 0 Comments

In a new report, Democratic staff members of the Senate Finance Committee take aim at what the report calls “tax avoidance strategies,” including non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo4/10/2015 • 0 Comments

Legislators in the Bay State have been busy developing bills that could impact the private employer sponsored retirement system should they become state law. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/26/2015 • 0 Comments

Oregon has joined the growing number states weighing the establishment of a state-run retirement plan to cover private-sector employees. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/23/2015 • 0 Comments

A discussion by NAPA executive director Brian Graff and Illinois State Sen. Daniel Biss (D) at the NAPA 401(k) Summit on March 22 centered on Illinois’ establishment of the first state-based IRA. READ MORE

By Alisa Wolking3/16/2015 • 0 Comments

As the White House promotes the Department of Labor’s reproposal of the fiduciary rule, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took the opportunity March 12 to criticize “brokers on Wall Street” and reinforce the administration’s messaging on the controversial proposed regulation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/12/2015 • 0 Comments

A trio of New Jersey lawmakers has sponsored legislation that would create individual retirement accounts for employees of firms in the state with at least 25 workers who lack access to an employer-provided retirement plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/11/2015 • 0 Comments

Floridians who take loans against their retirement plans have to pay a state tax on those distributions. But the Florida House of Representatives is considering a bill that could affect that tax treatment. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Identical bills before both chambers of the Iowa legislature would end state taxation of pensions and other forms of retirement income — but only through 2020. READ MORE

By NAPA Net Staff3/4/2015 • 0 Comments

Legislative phoenixes that would codify the president’s MyRA proposal and change the qualified plan loan rules have arisen in both chambers of Congress. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would require Maryland employers to adopt payroll deduction savings plans for their employees got a full airing in both chambers of the state's General Assembly. READ MORE

By NAPA Net Staff3/2/2015 • 0 Comments

It’s no longer just states that are looking at the notion of expanding retirement plan coverage in the private sector.

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By John Iekel2/27/2015 • 0 Comments

The White House's budget proposal sets aside $6.5 million in funding for the Department of Labor, along with waiver authority, to support state efforts to implement state-based automatic enrollment IRAs or 401(k)-type programs. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/27/2015 • 0 Comments

Add the Evergreen State to the list of states that are considering legislation affecting the marketplace for private retirement plan products. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams2/27/2015 • 0 Comments

The Labor Department’s fiduciary reproposal isn’t the only fiduciary-related comeback news on Capitol Hill this week. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/12/2015 • 0 Comments

Legislation just introduced in the Oregon State Senate brings the Beaver State a step closer to establishing a state-run retirement savings program. READ MORE

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